34 days ago

Have you tried Hamilton's bilingual cafe?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

If you're a te reo speaker, a learner, or curious, here's a place to give speaking Māori a go.
The District in Te Rapa is Hamilton's bilingual cafe.
There's no judgement, owner Lesley Leevey says, and there's a laminated phrase sheet by the counter.
Read more here.
Would you try ordering a kawhe [coffee], kaputī [cup of tea] or tiakarete wera [hot chocolate]?

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1 day ago

Poll: Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?

Matt Bowen Reporter from Waikato Times

Morning neighbours,

Hamilton City Council staff have been treated to a $19k mass team talk at Claudelands Event Centre. It featured motivational speakers and a 25-minute acrobatic performance from circus company The Dust Palace.

Chief executive Richard Briggs defended the spend.

"Old school thinking is you don't spend any money on your staff and you expect them to just show up to work and go hard," he said after the event.

"New school thinking is you've got to give them some purpose for being here, and today was all about understanding that purpose and improving the wellbeing of the community."

What's your take on it? Read more here

Was the $19k Hamilton City Council team talk a good use of ratepayers' money?
  • 35.9% Yes
    35.9% Complete
  • 56.6% No
    56.6% Complete
  • 7.6% I'm ambivalent
    7.6% Complete
145 votes
8 days ago

Govt losing grip on law & order

Gurbir from Huntington

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Henry Bennett Centre to be replaced

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